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TiVo Unveils TiVo Stream 4K at CES 2020



TiVo, the company that brings entertainment together, announced TiVo Stream 4K, an easy-to-use streamer with live TV and Cloud DVR from the Sling TV app, plus leading content services. It gives consumers the power to create the bundle they want across multiple entertainment sources using a smart, intuitive interface making it simple to find, watch and enjoy.

TiVo Stream 4K will launch with Sling TV as the preferred source for subscription TV. TiVo’s industry-leading user experience and personalized discovery features will integrate seamlessly with the Sling TV app to provide a TV viewing experience that is truly unique when compared to any other streaming product on the market today.

TiVo Stream 4K will also provide seamless integration with multiple online video services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, YouTube and more. This eliminates the need to toggle between multiple apps to access your favorite TV shows – and makes streaming content feel a lot more like watching television. Additionally, the product will feature TiVo+ as the preferred source of free, ad-sponsored television and movies.

TiVo Stream 4K includes a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on your television, delivering the highest quality audio and video up to and including Dolby Atmos sound and Dolby Vision HDR. Combined with a streamlined version of TiVo’s award-winning “peanut” remote control enabling conversational voice search, all you need is a broadband internet connection in order to start streaming – no subscription fees required.

To help viewers make the increasingly difficult decision on what to watch, the Sling TV app will be available on the TiVo Stream 4K box and Sling content listings will be surfaced via universal search. Sling subscribers will be able to easily search for their favorite shows on the TiVo Stream 4K interface – or by speaking into their Voice Remote – and a wide variety of shows offered by Sling TV will be presented alongside the free channels offered through TiVo+.

TiVo Stream 4K will be available to customers beginning April 2020 with initial launch pricing of $49.99 (MSPR of $69.99), and will be available via TiVo.com and other popular retail sales channels.

TiVo Stream 4k’s capabilities will be demonstrated at TiVo’s booth during CES 2020 at the Ideation Studio located on the 3rd floor of The Park MGM.


The Goodyear blimp floats its way to CES 2020



Goodyear brought its famous blimp to Las Vegas for this year’s CES. Floating over the Strip, people below surely wondered why the 120 year-old tire company would be at a tech show.

At an event on Tuesday night, Goodyear unveiled AndGo, what they’re calling, the future of mobility.

AndGo is a seamless vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and a trusted, national service network to enable consumer fleets to be ready to go when they are needed.

Beyond just tire service, AndGo delivers full vehicle readiness, helping consumer fleets boost their performance. Through monitoring of service needs and quick and easy scheduling, AndGo activates Goodyear’s vast service network for convenient scheduling to reduce downtime.

Additionally, Goodyear announced a new venture capital fund, called Goodyear Ventures, which will have $100 million targeted for new investments in future mobility solutions over the next 10 years.

Goodyear’s Chairman, CEO and President Richard J. Kramer said, “Goodyear is a technology-driven mobility company that seeks out and partners with other mobility thought leaders ranging from small startups to proven business models. Goodyear Ventures will take this effort to the next level to engage and shape how people move in the future.”

AndGo is currently available in select U.S. markets today and will expand to additional markets in mid-2020.


Impossible Foods Serves Impossible Pork at CES 2020



Impossible Foods is serving up Impossible Pork Made from Plants and Impossible Sausage Made from Plants – the startup’s first all-new products since the blockbuster Impossible Burger debuted in 2016. Find them at CES 2020 at the Impossible Foods’ pop-up restaurant which will operate from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. from January 7-9, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on January 10, 2020.

Impossible Pork is a delicious, nutritious, gluten-free, plant-based ground meat that can be used in any recipe that calls for ground pork from pigs. Impossible Pork delivers everything that matters to people who love pork:

  • Taste: Impossible Pork is delicious in any ground meat dish, including spring rolls, stuffed vegetables, dumplings, wontons or sausage links. Like ground meat from pigs, Impossible Pork is characterized by its mildly savory flavor, adding delicate depth and umami richness without being gamey or overpowering.
  •  Nutrition: Impossible Pork contains no gluten, no animal hormones and no antibiotics. It has 16 g protein, 3 mg iron, 0 mg cholesterol, 13 g total fat, 7 g saturated fat and 220 calories in a 4-oz serving. Conventional 70/30 pork from animals contains 17 g protein, 1 mg iron, 86 mg cholesterol, 32 g total fat, 11 g saturated fat and 350 calories in a 4-oz serving.
  • Versatility: Impossible Pork is easy to cook in the steamer, oven, charbroiler, flat-top grill or sauté pan. Chefs can use Impossible Pork in recipes from stir-fry to meatballs to dim sum or links. Impossible Pork is designed to be eligible for kosher and halal certification if produced in a kosher- or halal-certified plant.

In addition to providing an exclusive first taste of Impossible Pork at CES, Impossible Foods is launching Impossible Sausage – a juicy, savory meat that pairs perfectly with traditional breakfast accompaniments or steals the show as a center-of-the-plate delicacy at any meal. The plant-based, pre-seasoned product can be used in any recipe or dish that calls for animal-derived sausage.

Impossible Sausage contains no gluten, no animal hormones and no antibiotics. A raw, 2-ounce serving has 7 g protein, 1.69 mg iron, 0 mg cholesterol, 9 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat and 130 calories. A 2-ounce serving of conventional Jimmy Dean’s raw pork sausage made from pigs contains 7 g protein, 0.36 mg iron, 40 mg cholesterol, 21g total fat, 7g saturated fat and 220 calories.

Impossible Sausage will debut in late January exclusively at 139 Burger King restaurants in five test regions: Savannah, Georgia; Lansing, Michigan; Springfield, Illinois; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Montgomery, Alabama. The all-new, limited-time-only Impossible Crossan’wich features a toasted croissant, egg, cheese, and a seasoned plant-based sausage from Impossible Foods. This test makes Burger King restaurants the first restaurant to sell Impossible Sausage in a breakfast sandwich.

The leading food tech startup launched its award-winning Impossible Burger in 2016 with America’s top chefs. Impossible Burger is now available in more than 17,000 restaurants in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.


Nikon Announces D780 DSLR and More at CES 2020



Nikon announced several cameras at CES 2020. They include the Nikon D780 DSLR, AF-S NIKKOR 120 300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens, NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens and COOLPIX P950 Camera. This is a stunning showing at CES 2020 and a wide range of photographers will be able to find something to like in this release.

DSLRs are far from dead, and the release of the D780 shows it. This is a solid mid-range full-frame offering with a 24.5MP CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 6 image processor. Sensitivity ranges of ISO 100-51200 and an extended range of ISO 50-204800 make it a versatile pick while a 180k-pixel RGB sensor with Advanced Scene Recognition make shooting a more pleasant experience.

The system also offers two AF systems, depending on whether you use the optical finder or live view. The optical system features a 51-point phase-detect AF system sensitive depending on whether you use the optical finder or live view. The optical system features a 51-point phase-detect AF system sensitive to -3 EV and advanced tracking.

In live view, the D780 uses a 278-point hybrid setup with a standard sensitivity of -4 EV and a Low-Light AF mode capable of working down to -6 EV. It also supports Eye AF. To go along with a speed AF system, the camera can reach continuous shooting rates of 7 fps with the mechanical shutter, or 12 fps when using electronic.

Completing the D780’s package is a well-designed body with a familiar, reliable form factor. It features a 0.70x optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 2.36M-dot tilting touching. And, for video aficionados, the D780 has UHD 4K at up to 30 fps with N-Log and HLG profiles. Other features include time-lapse video, 2MP stills at up to 120 fps, and built-in wireless connectivity.

Visit Nikon at LVCC, Central Hall Booth #14018 at CES 2020 to check out the D780 DSLR and several other Nikon products.


Roland Releases Update to Cross-Platform Zenbeats at CES 2020



Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, is showcasing Zenbeats, an intuitive and inspiring music creation app that runs cross-platform and is free to access on Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows and macOS devices, allowing anyone to be creative – anytime, anywhere.

The acquisition of Open Labs’ award-winning Stagelight app serves as the foundation for Roland Zenbeats, highlighting Roland’s ongoing investment in empowering artists, bringing the joy of creative experiences to everyone. With the latest update – Zenbeats 1.1 adds multi-timbral subtrack support as well as support for the Roland A-88MKII MIDI 2.0-ready Keyboard Controller.

Roland has already received praise and awards for its new music creation app as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree and Music & Sound Retailer’s 34th Annual Music & Sound Awards winner of Best Website/App.

Everyone from beginners to beatmakers and electronic musicians can create, share, and collaborate on songs with their friends using Roland Zenbeats, and the app is designed for all screen types, from mobile devices to notebooks and desktops. Kids, teens, and adults can easily begin making beats and entire songs with Zenbeats’ interactive and fun built-in lessons, while more experienced creators will enjoy exploring the app’s expansive composition, collaboration and production features.

Zenbeats also includes expressive onscreen instruments, 3rd party plugin integration including drag and drop support, collaborative jamming via Albleton Link, streamlined cloud support, and enhanced exporting options.

Pricing options for Zenbeats include Free, Unlock, and Ultimate.

Free enables anyone to get started immediately on their musical journey. It’s perfect for those dipping their toes into music creation, providing access to songs, lessons, powerful instruments, diverse sounds, and expansion options.

Unlock
is available at two price points: Android and ChromeOS, iOS ($14.99 USD) or Windows and macOS ($49.99 USD). Unlock and access all in-app features including eight instruments, 14 effects, plugins (VST/AU/AUv3 where supported), and additional store credits to add more content to a user’s library.

Ultimate ($149.99 USD) is the apex for those looking to collect everything Roland Zenbeats has to offer. Unlock every platform for all Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices. Ultimate also includes the Zenbeats StorePass, which provides instant access to 40 present packs, 40 loop packs, and sounds currently available.

Visit Roland at LVCC, Central Hall, Exhibit #10719 at CES 2020.


Roland GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano Debuts at CES 2020



Roland, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and professional video products, unveils the GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano at CES 2020. Based on the winning entry from the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards in 2015, this futuristic concept model is fully functional and visually unique, paring a sleek “floating” design and crystal-inspired polyhedron styling with the latest piano sound engine, unique speaker layout, internet connectivity, and dynamic audio-visual effects.

As world-leading digital piano innovators since 1973, the Digital Piano Design Awards reflected Roland’s long-time commitment to advance the form and function of this timeless instrument. Challenging the world’s most imaginative designers under the guiding theme of “concert grand piano,” Roland ultimately awarded the Grand Prize to Jong Chan Kim’s “Facet” design, a head-turning, forward-thinking creation with bold angles and attitude.

In2019, inspired by the themes of design, connectivity and evolution, Roland assembled a small design team in Hamanatsu, Japan, to turn Kim’s blueprint into a playable concept piano – complete with next-generation sound technology to match the striking aesthetic. While there are currently no plans to release the GPX-F1 Facet as a production model, Roland expects its design language and technologies to influence the development of digital pianos to come.

Striking and stylish, the Facet’s cabinet and frame appear to float above the base unit, catching the eye with the complex polyhedron shapes that inspired the name. Meanwhile, every angle is meticulously conceived for optimum sound projection, delivered by the latest generation of Roland’s PureAcoustic Piano Modeling sounds and the Acoustic Projection System that distributes an array of speakers and resonators around the piano for truly immersive sound.

Fusing multiple cutting-edge technologies, the Roland GPX-F1 Facet redefines what it means to play piano. The large Android-powered screen is built into the music stand to access apps including digital music scores and online-lessons. Players can compose and arrange using the Ronald Zenbeats music creation app and enjoy hands-free control with Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. The Facet’s unique visual function also inspires head-turning performance, with the base unit’s onboard video projector beaming images onto the piano’s top board – in perfect synchronization with the music from the keys.

Visit Roland at CES 2020 Central Hall, Exhibit #10719.


Roland Introduces MIDI 2.0-Ready A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller at CES 2020



Roland, one of the co-founders of the original MIDI specification, introduces the A-88MKII, a powerful new 88-note MIDI keyboard controller for studio and stage. The latest in a long line of professional MIDI controllers from Roland, the A-88MKII is supremely playable, with modern creative tools for today’s musicians and producers.

Slim and ergonomically designed, the A-88MKII comes equipped with an acclaimed, weighted-action keyboard, plus cutting-edge features like USB-C connectivity, RGB-lit controls, and more. It’s also MIDI 2.0 ready, making it the first Roland instrument to support the new MIDI standard.

When it comes to MIDI controllers, playability often seems like an afterthought. The A-88MKII breaks that mold with rigid, wooden construction and the 88-note Ivory Feel PHA-4 keyboard found in acclaimed Roland instruments. With high-resolution sensing and lightning-fast response, the PHA-4 accurately translates the subtlest playing nuances, and users can personalize the sensitivity for their own unique touch.

Equipped with a host of real-time performance features, the A-88MKII is equally at home in the studio and on stage. With three user-definable zones, players can layer and split the keyboard with different sounds or instruments. Advanced arpeggiator and sophisticated split and layer functions are also on board, providing direct access to performance tools normally only found in standalone synths and workstations.

Roland’s famous pitch/mod lever and an array of RGB-lit knobs offer expressive, hands-on control of sounds. Eight assignable pads are available to control DAW functions, trigger sounds and clips, and more, and pad bank setups can be stored for quick recall. There’s also a dedicated sustain pedal input, plus two control inputs that support expression pedals or footswitches.

The A-88MKII is ready for the future with modern USB and MIDI protocols. USB-C offers single-cable connectivity and eliminates the need for external power adaptor. And the A-88MKII is ready for the high-resolution control and extended capabilities of MIDI 2.0.

For a hands-on demo of Roland products like the A-88MKII, visit the Roland exhibit at CES 2020 at Booth #10719.